Ok, it's time to think about HIM if you haven't already. Guys are notoriously hard to shop for—the options tend to be "same old, same old" or way over budget. So skip the pullover sweater and that [over-priced] tech gadget of the moment, and get him something that will surprise and delight—something upcycled. Here are five Kuttlefish shops we dig for him...
VARGU's recycled tire messenger bags are an upcycling fan's staple. These must-have bags are highly functional and highly eco-friendly, without lacking in style. A Kuttlefish team member owns one similar to what's shown below and he says it's as good as advertised.
VARGU - Recycled Tires Messenger Bag, $138
FocusFive Designs combines reclaimed timber with the industrial look of vintage steel parts to make all of their handmade furniture and home decor items. These candles are made from vintage 1960's pistons (engine parts), and we guarantee they'll add a cool factor to his favorite room.
FocusFive Designs - Vintage Piston Candles, $33
Stay Vocal rescues t-shirts and gives them a second life with a new design and a progressive, positive message. In other words, these tees walk the talk. Our personal favorite is this JFK/reuse-themed one below—try to read it without a Boston accent—you can't!
STAY VOCAL, "Reusing is Wicked Pissah" T-Shirt, $20
Eville Creations is one of the newer sellers on Kuttlefish and we just had to share their upcycled beard combs made from recycled skateboards. We love pretty much anything made from skateboards, but these are especially well done. A simple stocking stuffer idea for the bearded guy in your life...
Bags made from upcycled firehoses not only pay homage to courageous firefighters, but the material makes them extra durable. We are particularly partial to this eye-catching red version that will give your guy a conversation starter with peers and colleagues.
HoseWear, Upcycled Firehose Bag - $139
Browse the entire Kuttlefish marketplace here.